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It is never too early to get the sounds of professional players into the ears of our students. Below is a list of some of our favorite artists on each instrument. Perhaps with a gift card, they could download a few tracks from one of the CD's listed below. There is also a great 99 cent app called "Note Squish" that students love to play as they become more fluent note readers.

List of our favorite artists/recordings

List of Instrumental Recordings:


Celebrating 70 – A Collection of Personal Favorites – James Galway

Label: Sony Classics

Music for Flute & Harp

Jean-Pierre Rampal & Marielle Nordmann

Label: Sony

James Galway’s Christmas Carol

Label: RCA


John Mack, Oboe

Label: Crystal #324

Oboe Obsession

Brian Pezzone, Allan Vogel

Label: Delos #3235

Summertime: Music for Oboe & Guitar

John Anderson – Simon Wynberg

Label: Chandos #6581


Mozart 250

Robert Marcellus

Label: Sony

The American Clarinet

Larry Combs

Label: Summit (classical)

Brahms, Scriabin, Prokofieff for Clarinet

Larry Combs

Label: Summit (classical)

Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet

Eddie Daniels

Label: Shanachie

Saxophone: Classical –

Bach & Noodles

Henry Pittel

Label: Crystal #654

Saxophone Colors

Eugene Rosseau

Label: Deios

Saxophone: Jazz -

Giant Steps

John Coltrane

Label: Rhino Records

Time Out

Dave Brubeck Quartet/Paul Desmond

Label: Polygram Records


Carnaval – Wynton Marsalis

Label: Sony - #42137

Maurice Andre, Trumpet Concertos

Label: Emi Classics - #69152

Essential Canadian Brass – Canadian Brass

Label: Polygram Records - #432571

Chameleon - Maynard Ferguson

Label: Sony

December – Chris Botti

Label: Sony

French Horn:

Mozart Concertos 1-4

Dennis Brain

Label: Angel Records #66950

Concertos for Four Horns (full CD only)

American Horn Quartet

Label: Naxos

The London Horn Sound (Compilation - CD only)

Conductor: Geoffrey Simon

Label: Cala Records #112


A Time for Love – Bill Watrous

Label: GNP Crescendo

The Virtuoso Trombone – Christian Lindberg

Label: Bis - #258

10 Year Jubilee – Christian Lindberg

Label: Bis


American Variations – Brian Bowman

Label: Klavier


The Essential Canadian Brass –

Canadian Brass

Gravity is Light Today – Roger Bobo (Full CD only)

Label: Crystal Records - #396

Tuba Concertos (20th Century)



Evelyn Glennie: Her Greatest Hits (Full CD only)

Label: BMG Music

Shadow Behind the Iron Sun –

Evelyn Glennie

Label: Rca - #63406


Alone At Last – Gary Burton

Label: Atlantic

Second Encounter – Steve Hobbs

Label: Candid Records

Percussion Ensemble:

Percussion Music of David Maslanka

Label: Albany Records - #190

Snare Drum Solos:

Echoes: Artistry in Percussion, Vol 7

Label: Drum Corps International


Rhythm Song - Evelyn Glennie

Label: RCA Victor

Goldberg Variations - Pius Cheung

Label: Single

Precipice: Modern Marimba (full CD only)

Nathaniel Bartlett

Label: Albany


Wizard of the Vibes - Milt Jackson

Label: Blue Note Records